3 months after its debut, Apple’s iMac shipping estimate improves to “within 24 hours” in North America. The rapid improvement in availability indicates that Apple is finally reaching supply-demand balance for the new iMacs launched late last year in November.
Build-to-order configurations are still seeing lengthy build times with quotes of 7-10 business days. However, simple build-to-order customization such as adding RAM or a different hard drive only adds a few extra days to shipping estimates.
Apple’s international online stores should also see availability improve in the coming days, as increased stock filters through the company’s distribution channels.